We provide Stockton patients with long-lasting and natural looking dental implants.
To find out more about dental implants and whether they are the right tooth-restoration solution for you, call (209) 955-1500 and schedule your consultation at our dentist office today. You can also request an appointment online.
What are implants?
Dental Implants are artificial teeth that are placed in the jaw bone to replace single, multiple or completely missing teeth. One benefit to Dental implants is that they feel like natural teeth and often patients say they look and feel like the teeth they used to have. This is due to the fact that the dental implants are replacing the roots of a natural tooth that used to be in the patient’s mouth when they had their teeth.
Does the dental implant procedure hurt?
Implant surgery is a painless procedure at our oral surgery and implant office. This is because the jaw bone does not have any nerve endings as teeth do. With local anesthesia – the area that will receive implants is anesthetized and there is essentially no pain during the procedure.
Advantages of implant dentistry
1) They don’t require the preparation or grinding down of adjacent teeth as required in a bridge to replace a tooth. This keeps the integrity of the natural teeth next to the missing teeth intact.
2) They can hold a loose denture in place, or patients who gag easily with dentures or do not like the feeling of having their palates covered dental implants can be placed to hold an upper denture that is palate free in place.
3) The feel and function is more like natural teeth, allowing strong biting forces and chewing capabilities.
4) Maintaining the jaw bone. Having implants will maintain the integrity of the jaw bone. Our jaw bones lose bone when there is nothing in the bone to stimulate the formation of bone. Roots of teeth and implants constantly stimulate bone regeneration and maintain proper bone around that area.
Contact Image Dental today!
For more information about implant dentistry, you can contact Image Dental at (209) 955-1500 or you can request an appointment by clicking the button below. If you still have questions about dental implants and the steps needed for the procedure you can check out our complete implant guide.
Image Dental is located at 3453 Brookside Road, Suite A, Stockton, CA 95219